Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Archive Page
Waterbodies with Suspicious or Confirmed HABs that were reported earlier in 2016 are listed in the table below. Listings are added to the Archive table when a HAB is reported to be no longer visible or no new information was available to update the listing for three consecutive weeks. Waterbodies with current bloom notifications are listed on the HABs Notifications page. Multiple listings for a single waterbody may indicate that bloom conditions change frequently. Blooms may return on any of the waterbodies listed below.
Lake Champlain blooms are not reported here; this information can be found on the Vermont Department of Health's blue-green algae notification page.
|Waterbody Name||County||Last Update||Detail|
|Beaver Dam Lake||Orange||6/12/16||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Laurel Lake||Suffolk||6/13/16||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Orange Lake||Orange||5/12/16||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Prospect Park Lake||Kings||4/26/16||No additional information|
|Rockland Lake||Rockland||6/10/16||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Wainscott Pond||Suffolk||6/14/16||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Wickapogue Pond||Suffolk||6/15/16||Bloom reported to have ended|
The following reports summarize notifications that were listed on the HABs Notifications page in past seasons:
- 2012 HABs Archive (PDF, 114 KB)
- 2013 HABs Archive (PDF, 124 KB)
- 2014 HABs Archive (PDF, 128 KB)
- 2015 HABs Archive (PDF, 65 KB)
Lake Champlain blooms are not reported here- this information can be found on the Vermont Department of Health's blue-green algae notification page (link leaves DEC website.)
Anyone using a waterbody is advised to avoid direct contact with any discolored water and to report suspected HABs conditions to DEC by submitting a Suspicious Algal Bloom Report Form (PDF, 764 KB) or by contacting your regional DEC office or by calling 518-402-8179.